Here is an old Bathurst 1972 500 special. This is the race that started the Peter Brock legend and the first Torana win in the mighty 6 cylinder GTR XU-1. It was later called Bathurst 1000 when they changed to kilometres.
This is the 1978 Bathurst race special with all the famous regulars from Ford and Holden around the Mount Panorama Circuit. Peter Brock Dick Johnson Alan Moffat. Holden Torana vs Ford Falcon
Bathurst 1987: That Old Brocky Magic
Another from the vault - and a clip from what turn out (eventually) to be Peter Brock's ninth and last Bathurst win. Coming home third on the day, the "winning" and "second place" Eggenberger Texaco Ford Sierra's were firstly cleared of having illegal fuel by the Tuesday after the race, but found to have illegally modified wheel arches and associated body work to allow them to run larger tyres on their cars. It took until June 1988, but Brock was declared the winner - but in this sequence in the rain in the closing laps of the race, we are reminded just how good the man was. Absolutely superlative car control, mixed with the happy-go-lucky mind of the man. Pure Brock magic!
Bathurst 1000 1976 - 1984 Crash Log
Footage from the good ole days of Group C touring cars, wide arches boot spoilers and V8 motors in the big class (unless you were a Mazda or Nissan turbo). This has all been done before but in the name of completion here is my rip n edit, from old VHS tapes. Features such legends as Kevin Bartlett, Lawrie Hazleton, "Pete" Geoghan, Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, George Fury, Tom Walkinshaw, Steve Masterton, Des English, Allan Grice, Win Percy
Bathurst 1992: The Wet Finish
Footage of the finish of the 1992 Tooheys 1000 - this is taken from the live Seven Network broadcast on the day, and is EXACTLY how it was broadcast - no edits.
Unearthed: 1970 Bathurst 500 vision
Bathurst 1970 was a battle between the Falcon GT-HOs, Torana XU-1s and Valiant Pacers. Here's a unique view of the action supplied to AMC by reader Michael Dariz. It comes from an 8mm soundless film reel shot at the Mountain shot by a TV crew member with his own gear. "Friends of mine gave me this reel a while back because they knew I love the muscle car era," Kariz said. "The person who filmed this was contracted to a TV station back then and the reason he did his own filming during his breaks was to try and decide what car he was going to buy. The things people do!" Thanks Michael (and the original cameraman) for sharing this vision.
BMW F1 vs V8 Supercar vs BMW 318i road car - F1 Speed Comparison
This was recorded during the 2001 Australian Grand Prix weekend. The 3 cars are a 2000 model BMW f1 car (in 2001 livery) driven by Marc Gene, a Castrol Perkins Commodore V8 Supercar driven by Larry Perkins and a BMW 318i road car driven by Allan Moffat.
The F1 car weighs at minimum 600kg (with driver) and has about 760hp from a 3 litre v10, while the V8 Supercar weighs at minimum 1355kg (without driver) has about 550-600hp from a 5 litre v8.